LM2596 DC-DC Power Supply is a step-down(buck) switching regulator, capable of driving a 3-A load with excellent line and load regulation. These devices are available in fixed output voltages of 3.3 V, 5 V, 12 V, and an adjustable output version. This works in only DC to Dc buck conversion.
The LM2596 DC-DC Step Down Buck Converter series operates at a switching frequency of 150kHz, thus allowing smaller sized filter components than what would be required with lower frequency switching regulators.
The range of input voltage: 3.2 V to 40 V dc (input voltage must be higher than to the output voltage of 1.5 V above. Can?t booster)
The range of output voltage: 1.25 V dc to 35 V voltage adjustable, high efficiency (92%) largest maximum output current is 3A.
Rectification: non-synchronous rectification
Short circuit protection: current limiting, since the recovery